Category Archives: Informal Learning

Informal learning masterclass video

Two weeks ago, I led a half-day masterclass on informal learning and 70:20:10 for staff and customers of the Dutch high-tech consultancy Ordina. This video highlights some of the main points. The masterclass was half a day; the video’s three minutes (plus another minute in Dutch).  “I do things I don’t know how to do […] Continue reading

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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Years ago a start-up commissioned me to write a white paper that would help put them on the map. I wrote the paper that follows. It’s probably the most popular thing I’ve ever written. The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I think it’s held up rather well. I’ll […] Continue reading

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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Years ago a start-up commissioned me to write a white paper that would help put them on the map. I wrote the paper that follows. It’s probably the most popular thing I’ve ever written. The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I think it’s held up rather well. I’ll […] Continue reading

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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Things should be as simple as possible, but no simpler. implementing 70-20-10 is not simple. Sharing 50 suggestions on putting 70-20-10 to work has consumed five posts spread over two months. Today the series is complete. Here’s what you’ll find: Post 1   Post 2   Post 3   Post 4   Post 5 Post 1 People learn their jobs by […] Continue reading

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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 Part 3 (Here’s Part 1 and Part 2) The 20 percent: learning through others   Learning is social. People learn with and through others. Conversations are the stem cells of learning. Effective managers encourage their team members to buddy up on projects, to shadow others and to participate in professional […] Continue reading

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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (2)

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 Part 2 (Here’s Part 1) The 70 percent: learning from experience People learn by doing. We learn from experience and achieve mastery through practice. Apprenticeship is a time-honored method of learning by experience, but I suspect that it didn’t go down like the history books tell us. Imagine being an […] Continue reading

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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 part 1 of 5 People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. Effective managers make stretch assignments and coach their team members. Experience is the teacher, and managers shape those experiences. These posts offer guidance to managers who want to make learning from experience and conversation more effective. Replacing today’s […] Continue reading

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Informal learning and Stoos management in four slides (Netflix)

Harold Jarche posted this to the internal Internet Time Alliance network yesterday: “Check out slides 115-118″ http://www.slideshare.net/reed2001/culture-2009. I did. I was blown away. Here ’tis: Culture (Original 2009 version) from Reed Hastings I’m writing the sequel to Informal Learning. Yet here, the CEO of Netflix gave most of my message four years ago in four […] Continue reading

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Jay’s Informal Learning Super Deck

This deck is my starting point when I’m asked to do a presentation about informal learning. Some of these 350 slides are eight years old; most are less than 24 months. Flip through the slides. I guarantee you’ll end knowing more about informal learning than you did on the way in.   On my Walkabout […] Continue reading

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Blogs I follow religiously

Adaptive Path Andy McAfee Charles Jennings Clark Quinn Dan Pontefract Dave Gray Dave Snowden David Gurteen David Weinberger Dawn of Learning Dion Hinchcliffe Doc Searls Donald Clark Plan B Eide Neurolearning Ellen Wagner Euen Semple George Siemens Harold Jarche Internet Time Alliance Irving Wladawsky-Berger Jane Hart Jay Cross Jerry Michalski John Hagel Jon Husband Kevin […] Continue reading

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